Literary Lip Balms

Of Spice and Men Eco Lip Balm


A comforting blend of chai spice, mandarin and fennel.

The story: Inspired by Steinbeck's classic novella, which centres around dreams, companionship, and the realities of life, the earthy scent of chai spice and sweet, uplifting mandarin will warm your soul on any cold day.

The product: A moisturising lip balm made with pure essential oils and annatto seed extract. The light scent is great for both men and women, and those sensitive to strong fragrances. The tube is made from recycled cardboard and plant glue, and is 100% compostable. To use, gently push on the bottom to bring out the content. 

Try this if you love

  • Timeless classics
  • Pumpkin pie and autumn hikes
  • Light unisex fragrances

Vegan. Plastic-free. No artificial flavours.

14ml  |  Recommended Use Before: 12 MONTHS 

Common name:

Apricot Kernel Oil*, Virgin Coconut Oil*, Candelilla Wax, Cocoa Butter*, Castor Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Annatto Seed Extract, Clove Bud Essential Oil, Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil, Mandarin Essential Oil, Ginger Essential Oil, Black Pepper Essential Oil


Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Euphorbia Cerifera Cera (Candelilla Wax), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Bixa Orellana Pulp (Annatto Seed) Extract, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin) Peel Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Piper Nigrum (Black Pepper) Seed Oil

*Certified organic ingredients

Naturally occurring in essential oils: Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamic Aldehyde, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool

Shipping Cost

Free shipping for orders over €65 (Ireland) and €100 (international).

For other orders, shipping will be calculated based on weight. Use the shipping calculator in your cart (scroll down until you see it) for an estimate. We offer combined shipping, which means you save on postage when you order multiple products.

Shipping Times

It currently takes us 2-4 business days to get your order ready for shipping.

We cannot track packages sent with Standard Post. If it gets delayed we are unable to file it as lost until 30 days have passed. Please make sure you are aware of the shipping times before you order. We recommend upgrading to Priority/tracked shipping if you are in the UK or outside of Europe, or if you are ordering ahead of the holidays.

Service Ireland United Kingdom Rest of Europe Rest of the world
Standard 2-3 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks 3-5 weeks

Priority (tracked)*

2-3 business days 8-15 business days 2-3 weeks 2-3 weeks


*You can upgrade to to tracked shipping during checkout for an extra fee.

Customs & Duties outside EU

Since Literary Lip Balms is not currently required to be VAT-registered, we do not charge VAT on goods. However, you may still be charged additional duties or taxes on delivery if the value of your order is over a certain amount (£135 in UK). Please understand that we have no control over this; we are required by law to put the correct value on your package for customs. 

If you are uncertain of the amount that you could be assessed, you might want to check on it and cancel the order if you think this could be a problem. 

Need help?

If you have any questions before or after you place an order, contact and we will respond within 48 hrs.


If you have an allergy to any of the listed ingredients, please refrain from using. Our products may contain sweet almond oil and should not be used if you are allergic to nuts. Please note that all products are manufactured in the same facilities. If you are unsure, please contact us.

Sensitive skin

Some people might find essential oils irritating. Please try a patch test before use; if irritation occurs, discontinue using. 

We offer products free of essential oils, so check the ingredient list or contact us if you are looking for unscented products.


In the case of pregnancy or medical issues, you should always consult your local physician before using our products.

We do not make any claims about the health benefits of our products. Any such information is based solely on the research conducted, product testing, and customer testimonials. The information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure, prevent, or diagnose any disease or condition.

Literary Lip Balms will not be liable for any losses, injuries, or damages from the display or use of this information.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Great lip balm!

I'm not particularly fond of this scent but it's still great! It's super moisturising and I love the cardboard packaging.

Let this lip balm spice up your life

This is the first tube balm I’ve tried from LLB apart from the lip tints, and I absolutely love it. The little tins are so cute and useful and I would never be without one but putting them in a tube helps so much when it comes to being out and about in current times. I used this one as soon as it arrived and my lips are in love. The amount you get in the tube is really good so I can imagine this lasting me a while in my bag! I also love the play on words, you cannot beat a good pun!


I was delighted with this lip balm. The scent is subtle but lovely; it’s definitely a warm, comforting scent. I have tried a few of these tube balms now, and I love them; the formula of the balm itself is amazing, and they are great for taking out and about, when a tin balm is less practical.

Linda Kirste
Absolutely amazing!

I recieved this lipbalm a surprise and now that I am almost out of it, I can say without a doubt that it is one of the best ones I ever used. The scent is so comforting and the texture is great. It is rich without being to heavy. It goes on well (gets melty on your lips, sometimes I feel chapstick type products can be too hard during the colder months) and leaves my lips so soft!
I am also loving the plastic free packaging!!!

Chai chai baby

I'm a sucker for chai lattes and chai lip balm is what i need in winter the most :)

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